3. Where are arepas from?
Well, this one can be argued. Arepas are from a general area that encompasses both Colombia and Venezuela. This are used to be known as the Great Colombia centuries ago. However, it is now two separate countries as you already know.
Colombian arepas are made differently than the Venezuelan ones. Colombian arepas are thinner and are not usually filled with anything, whereas Venezuelan arepas are a bit thicker and are filled with whatever you choose.
However, they are both made with the same type of corn flour and taste pretty much the same.
In this post I will focusing on Venezuelan arepas so the recipes you’ll see below are for… you guessed it: Venezuelan arepas.
4. Traditional Venezuelan arepa recipes
The most traditional arepa (filling) recipes include shredded beef, chicken avo salad and black beans and cheese. They all have their traditional names which I’ll do my best translate below:
There are countless combinations of of arepa fillings so I have added the ones I have found to be the most popular online. I think this will be a topic for a whole new post anyways.
5. Where can I get arepas from?
And of course after all these yummy arepa images and recipes, you might be wondering ‘where do I get them from?’
I’m glad you ask.
If you are in Sydney, your best bet would be to have a look at our events page and find out where we’ll be making arepas from this week and go get one.
If you are anywhere else in the world, I would suggest visiting this really cool website called ‘Locos por las arepas’ or Crazy about arepas in english and browsing though. It is a full directory of most arepa shops worldwide. I do have to say that I was pretty impressed when I first saw the map and all the places where you can get an arepa from all around the globe.
This is the first one of a series of posts I will start writing regarding anything arepa related, so I would love to hear some suggestions of things you would like to read about at firstname.lastname@example.org